The Big Country (track) by Talking Heads

The Big Country by Talking Heads
Year: 1978
From the album More Songs About Buildings And Food (track #11)
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84/100 (from 135 votes)
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The Big Country appears on the following album(s) by Talking Heads:

Product Details

Talking Heads - Live in the Big Country 12 'LP VINYL NEW SEALED
Condition: New

More Songs About Buildings and Food by Talking Heads
Condition: Brand New

Various Artists - Anthems Alternative 80s - Various Artists CD RWVG The Fast
Condition: Very Good

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From 01/30/2019 21:56
Sliding back into those clouds. Flying above the world, slowly
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From 09/20/2015 18:58
Underrated imo
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